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Fri. Customer Challenge (10/19)

Fri. Customer Challenge (10/19)

This pin, with peridot-colored stones, was a gift from a dear friend.

peridot image: Google,
info: Wikipedia,
Font: Script12 BT,

Peridot olivine is the birthstone for the month of August. Peridot is mentioned in the Bible under the Hebrew name of "pitdah". Peridot gems along with other gems were probably used in the fabled Breastplates of the Jewish High Priests, artifacts that have never been found. Legend has it that peridot was the favorite gemstone of Cleopatra. Crusaders brought peridot to Central Europe where it is found in many
medieval churches such as the Cologne Cathedral. In the Baroque era the deep green gemstone experienced another short flourishing, before it became forgotten again.

    Beautiful pin. The green frame goes so well with the purple background paper. Very interesting facts about Peridot.
    Wonderful page Becky! Your pin is just beautiful and your journaling is fantastic. I love it! Thanks for taking part in the challenge!
    Thankyou for sharing all that information and a nice angel pin. I do like the gemstone dot on the title.
    Beautiful pin! Love history and enjoyed the interesting story of the peridot! Excellent LO and love green/purple. Nice!
    How interesting - peridot is not a stone I've heard of. Your broach is beautiful.
    Great journaling Becky. I didn't know much about peridots. It's woderful that you have a small exmaple of our birthstone and that it was a gift from a friend.
    Lovely pin and wonderful information about this little-known gemstone.